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Cumulative modeling of Maternal Immune Activation to assess risk factors of common neurodevelopmental disease

Neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, autism, Tourette syndrome or ADHD affect 10% of children. There is increasing evidence that maternal inflammation whilst pregnant, ter more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)

Modelling the mechanisms of brain stimulation

Brain-stimulation techniques that modulate brain activity in a targeted way are growing in their clinical relevance, for example, with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) being more...

Supervisor(s): Fulcher, Ben (Dr)

How online gambling and gaming are impacting mental health for young adults

Mental health disorders are one of the leading causes of burden of disease in youth. Greater understanding of the aetiology of behavioural addictions is essential to guide the devel more...

Supervisor(s): Gainsbury, Sally (Associate Professor)

The relationship between sleep, vascular disease and Alzheimer’s biomarkers in older adults at risk of dementia

Sleep plays a vital role in brain health, cognition and everyday functioning and increasing evidence suggests that sleep disturbance is a new risk factor for dementia. Embedded with more...

Supervisor(s): Naismith, Sharon (Professor)

Precision medicines for GABA-A receptor variants in epilepsy

Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies (DEEs) are rare and severe neurological conditions often associated with intellectual disability, developmental delay, autism spectrum d more...

Supervisor(s): Collins, Mary (Professor)

Discovering biomarkers for mental disorders with neuroimaging

The opportunity studies brain structural and functional architecture in healthy and disordered brain with neuroimaging, and uses the novel knowledge gained to improve the diagnosis more...

Supervisor(s): Lv, Jinglei (Dr)

Investigating the genetic impacts of Tasmanian devil translocations

This PhD project aims to investigate the genetic impacts of Tasmanian devil translocations, and forms part of an ARC Linkage project “Will genetic rescue save the devil?&rdquo more...

Supervisor(s): Belov, Katherine (Kathy) (Professor)

Exploring how markers of brain structure and function relate to lifestyle factors and clinical trajectory in individuals ‘at risk’ for dementia

This study offers a unique and rare opportunity to work with the Healthy Brain Ageing Program at the Brain and Mind Centre. This one-of-a-kind clinic offer early diagnosis and inter more...

Supervisor(s): Duffy, Shantel (Dr)

Developing high-quality evidence for intervention approaches for people with disabilities and partners who experience difficulties in intimacy and sexuality

Several Cochrane Reviews have identified a lack of evidence to support interventions about sexuality and intimacy. Our research group have worked with stroke survivors, partners of more...

Supervisor(s): McGrath, Margaret (Dr)